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excuse me, but you’re wrong. the first thing every firefighter, every police officer, every doctor learns is “always make sure to protect yourself before you help others” – this is what I’ve been told literally every day during my first year of med school. it’s the same for everyone – flight attendants always warn mothers that in case of emergency you must first put an oxygen mask on yourself and only then on your child. sacrifice is surely romantic but nonetheless should be avoided.
“Sacrifice…should be avoided.” What has your generation become? Let’s all hope there is never another uprising of evil like the Third Reich since it’s clear you won’t be defending human rights if it means making a sacrifice.
Flight attendants tell you to put your mask on first not because they want you to live and your child to die. It’s to ensure you don’t pass out from lack of oxygen and then are unable to place your child’s mask on — simple common sense. Nothing whatsoever to do with the value of the adult compared to the value of the child.
Your generation’s incredible selfishness is appalling. You literally place a value on yourself higher than others around you, especially children. In case you didn’t realize this, because I doubt you are a student of history, there was a time when self sacrifice for the greater good was an honorable pursuit.
— President John F. Kennedy
President Kennedy’s quote was all about selflessness and making sacrifices for the greater good, an idea that is foreign to people like you.
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